Jets acquire Tim Tebow from Broncos for fourth-round pick
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 21, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT
Tim Tebow is a New York Jet.
One day after the Denver Broncos signed Peyton Manning as their new starting quarterback, Denver has traded Tebow to the Jets for a fourth-round draft pick.
The trade ends a tenure in Denver with Tebow that was one of the most astonishing two-year stints that any player has ever had with any team. Tebow was a surprise first-round draft pick in the 2010 NFL draft, then surprisingly became the starter in the fifth game of the 2011 season, and then shockingly led the Broncos to a series of improbable comeback victories and became arguably the NFLís biggest star.
And now Tebow is with the Jets, one of the many teams he beat with a great fourth-quarter comeback last season. Itís not clear whether the Jets plan to allow Tebow to compete for the starting job, or whether they expect him to be a wildcat quarterback, but the player whoís as famous as any in the league is now in the Big Apple.
Mark Sanchez, Tebowmania is in your rear-view mirror.